Alumni Resources

Library resources for alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I check out books at the Dayton Memorial Library?
Yes. If you live in Colorado, you can check out books at the Regis Library but you must come in person.  If your Regis library account is no longer active, we can set up a new account with a photo ID.  There is no charge to get a library card.  If you are a member of a public library that is part of Prospector (, you can use that system to request books as a member of that library (for example, Denver Public) and ask that the book be sent to the branch of your choice.

Why can't I use the Regis databases unless I come in person to the library?
Alumni must come to the library to access the Regis online resources because licensing agreements with vendors allow only current students, faculty and staff to access online journals and journal databases from off campus locations. Most public libraries in the area and in other states, however, provide their local users with online access to a number of excellent journal databases such as Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, ERIC, and Health Reference Center Academic. All you need is a library card, which you can obtain by going in person to your local public library. A few Colorado public libraries even allow you to register for a library card online and permit immediate access to their online resources. Once you are entered into the public library's database, just go to your library's web page. You will need to enter your name and public library card number (barcode number) to gain access to these online resources.

How can I find out which online databases and journals my public library has?
Go to and search for your library by city. The Public Libraries Web Site will give you the link to your public library's web site. The databases are usually listed in the Resources section of the Web Site but if you cannot find that section, phone or email your library.

What if my subject isn't listed in the Alumni Library Guide?
Check the web sites tab on any Regis Library Subject Research Guides (

Can I still receive reference and research help from the Regis librarians?
Receive personal assistance with your questions from the Regis University librarians. If you're not at the library, you can call 303-458-4031 or 1-800-388-2366 x 4031 to speak with a reference librarian. You can also email the library for reference help at Reference librarians have expertise in finding the books, journal articles, and other information you need. Just ask us!